Organiser of the Home & Gift Buyers’ Festival, Clarion Events, has announced that it will be taking place from 18-21 July 2021 at the Harrogate Convention Centre (HCC) and grounds of the DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate. The event will mark the 60th anniversary of Home & Gift.
Clarion Events also announced that the event will be co-located with Home & Gift’s sister show, Manchester Furniture Show. The Manchester Furniture Show, will feature over 70 brands, and will welcome over 5,000 specialist furniture and interiors buyers to the event.
The show aims to offer the retail industry an in-person opportunity for buyers and brands to unite and do business.
Show director Russell Rule said: “We are delighted to be able to run Home & Gift as planned this summer, co-located with Manchester Furniture Show, as we know that the industry has been waiting a long time for this opportunity to meet, network and do business at everyone’s favourite summer show. We can’t wait to welcome the industry back to live events, and in the meantime we look forward to sharing our fresh modern look and our new digital launch, REVEAL, very soon.”
Abigail Quesnel, senior operations manager, added: “Safety is our priority, and we are working closely with the Association of Event Organisers (AEO), which is liaising with the government directly on live event guidelines to ensure the best possible experience for exhibitors and visitors alike.”
Paula Lorimer, director of Harrogate Convention Centre, said: “We are thrilled to welcome back events to Harrogate – there’s a real buzz in and around the venue as we make our final preparations to reopen. We are especially pleased that one of our first events will be the Home & Gift Show, which over 60 years has made its home here. The event is a real Harrogate success story, and we can’t wait to join in all the anniversary celebrations. We also look forward to giving the Manchester Furniture Show the warmest of ‘Harrogate Welcomes’ to our beautiful spa town.”